Re: The official let Welker walk thread...
posted at 1/22/2013 8:16 PM EST
In response to TFB12's comment:
Worst thread since the 'Good Riddance Randy Moss" thread a few years back. Please remind me how that worked out for the Pats. I remember many people here liked that move! You understand it cost the Patriots a SB.. or Two!! Now these let Welker go threads keep coming up. I can see it now, Welker leaves the Pats, the offense struggles and you people post more threads crying about how bad the offense looks and how they can't get another Super Bowl. It's never ending!
How did getting rid of Randy Moss cost the Patriots a Super Bowl?
With him on the team, the lost a Super Bowl, missed the playoffs, and lost in the wild card round. Without him, they lost in the divisional round, lost a Super Bowl and lost an AFC championship game.
My argument for letting Welker go is that the offense as currently design is going to keep running into defenses it cannot beat in the playoffs. I do not want to let him walk and put some other guy in his slot role. I want them to rethink the style of offense that piles up regular season points and yards against average and bad teams, and then runs into a brick wall in the playoffs.
2007 - 36.8 ppg - 14 points in Super Bowl
2009 - 26.7 ppg - 14 points in loss to Ravens
2010 - 32.4 ppg - 21 points in loss to Jets
2011 - 32.1 ppg - 17 points in Super Bowl
2012 - 34.8 ppg - 13 points in loss to Ravens
Three of those teams (2007, 2010, 2012) led the NFL in scoring and could not score when need in the postseason.